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February 12, 202271

Rome is a city of squares and outdoor fountains. If there is a square, there must be outdoor fountains, and there will naturally be several cafes around the outdoor fountains. When the weather is good, the cafe will naturally place a beautiful open-air cafe in the square. Romans like to make coffee, tourists are just as emotional to sit for coffee, you can have romantic scenery, historical feelings, listen to the voice of Rome, and taste the most famous Italian coffee in the world...


Rome,  is known as "the largest open-air history museum in the world". I don't think it's too much of a statement. When tourists stroll in the historical center of the ancient city of Rome, the ancient buildings, sculptures, ruins, temples, outdoor fountains that can be seen everywhere are dizzying and amazed. Today I won't talk about anything else, just talk about the beautiful large outdoor fountains of the Romans. It is said that there are more than 3,000 outdoor fountains of different shapes, times and styles in the city of Rome. In Rome, there are outdoor water fountains with art statues in almost every large square or intersection. Walking in Rome, you will encounter fountains inadvertently. Rome really deserves the reputation of the "Fountain Capital" of the world.


In the long history of 2,500 years, Rome has experienced the Rome of the Republic, the Rome of the Empire, the Rome of the Renaissance, and the Rome of the Pope. The culture, art, politics and economy of various eras have merged and infiltrated to create innovation. It carries the glory and splendor of the history of human civilization and is full of rich and colorful cultural connotations and profound and profound information of human history. More importantly, the spirit of respect and protection of cultural relics and heritage by the Romans has made Rome a model of perfect preservation of ancient city architecture among national capitals in the world today, and made great contributions to the continuation and development of human civilization in the past. The laurel of "Eternal Rome" is dedicated to it, well deserved! Lots person know very famous fountain of the pine cone, here we show more details pictures and details art.


In the old city of Rome, in addition to the rich ancient architectural remains, what leaves a deep impression are the urban architecture of the Renaissance and the lifelike marble sculptures and Triton fountain. The most striking among the marble sculptures is the fountain sculpture. The problem of water for people's lives was solved when the ancient Romans introduced water from the upper reaches of the Tiber into the city through long brick canals. This is the square that Pike took Hepburn through in "Roman Holiday". The square where the princess held ice cream has a charming high and wide staircase with flowers blooming on both sides. The stairs are often filled with Romans and foreigners. . Every time I go to Rome, I will take a period of time to sit and have a look at the Plaza de España. Everyone says that Italians are beautiful, men are handsome, and women are charming, so go to the Plaza de España to prove it. 


More details about old boat fountain La Barcaccia, in the movie "Roman Holiday", the heroine Audrey Hepburn was sitting on the long steps of the Plaza de España eating ice cream, which made me have a deep impression of this place. However, I didn't notice at that time that there was such a unique fountain under the long and wide steps. The base of the fountain is an oval pool, and the ship in the pool seems to be about to sink. There is a candlestick-shaped water outlet in the middle of the boat, plus a "human face sun" water outlet on the inside of the bow and stern to introduce water into the boat. When the water is full, it flows into the pool from the sides of the boat. On the outside of the bow and stern, there are two scuppers designed in the shape of a cannon to discharge water into the pool. Between the two drains, the emblem of the "Crown and Bee" of the Bernini family, who built the fountain, is decorated. In the few European cities I have visited, if there are fountains built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it is indispensable to use characters from Greek mythology as the protagonists, especially Poseidon, the god of the sea. The fountain in Plaza de España is modeled after a broken ship. It is said that the Tiber, which flows through Rome, used to overflow frequently, and during a severe flood in 1598, a ship was washed over the Plaza de España. After the flood receded, the broken ship remained on the square. Later, Pope Urban VIII ordered the sculptor Peter Bernini to build the fountain in the shape of a broken ship. After the sculptor's death in 1629, his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini took over the job.


If it is said that the Trevi Fountain is the leading fountain in Italy, I believe that most people will agree. Even if Italy is replaced by Europe or the world, there will be many people who agree. However, the trevi fountain Rome that many people know is called the Trevi Fountain. The ancient Romans were accustomed to building aqueducts to bring clean water from outside the city, and the location of the colosseum and trevi fountain marks the end of a waterway that existed 2,000 years ago. Of course, the Baroque fountains seen today are certainly not products of that time. As early as 1629, Pope Urban VIII intended to build a magnificent fountain here, and the appointed architect was Gian Bernini. However, the planned fountain was not built until his death. About 100 years later, in 1730, Pope Clement XII commissioned architect Nicolas Salvi to execute the architectural plan of the fountain. Clement XII died in 1740, and Salvi died 11 years later, with the fountain still unfinished. Giovanni Palo Panini, who took over, took another 11 years to get the job done.


Behind the fountain is the Polly Palace. The protagonist of the fountain is the sea god standing in the center of the conch shell chariot. On the right rear of the sea god, the one with the urn in his hand is the goddess of abundance; on the left behind the sea god, holding a staff in one hand and a bowl in one hand, with a snake drinking water in the bowl, is the goddess of health, this should be the architect's hope that the spring water will bring people to people. In front of Poseidon are Triton and Seahorse, the messenger of Seagod and the son of Seagod, Triton in the right front of Seagod is taming the irritable Seahorse, Triton in the left front holds the conch shell in his left hand and blows, The right hand is holding the tame seahorse beast, this violent and tame seahorse beast is the symbol the architect gave to the sea. The shapes of people and objects in different shapes, and the flowing spring water in the marble-made fountain, give the fountain an endless sense of movement. It suddenly occurred to me that Neptune's largest moon is called Triton. The Greek civilization has indeed deeply influenced the Western civilization of later generations. Whether it is rational astronomy or perceptual artistic creation, imagination from Greek mythology has been injected into it. This fountain symbolically combines the unchanging hardness of stone and the powerful energy of water, where the water flowing between the marbles is an external decoration and musical mood. The famous architect of the 18th century took a lifetime of time and effort to realize this wonderful and magical fountain. Fellini, the Italian film master of the 20th century, made this fountain famous in the world through the film "The Good Life"... Folklore is like this, turn your back to the fountain, throw a coin from your shoulder into the fountain, and you will one day Go back to this place; if you throw the second one, you are guaranteed to fall in love with an Italian man; the third, of course, is that they are going to marry you as a wife... I wonder if all tourists dream of revisiting this place, or Everyone has a love affair complex. Every year, the City of Rome can withdraw nearly 120,000 euros of coins from the fountain. The European currency goes to the government, and other coins from around the world go to the Red Cross. It is a pity that this magnificent and majestic Baroque fountain is always surrounded by tourists. Trevi means three roads in Italian. So, what does this fountain have to do with Three Roads? In fact, as soon as you turn around, you will find the fountain at the intersection of three alleys. The Trevi Fountain has almost become a symbol of Rome.

Besides the Trevi fountain, also have a fountain of Neptune and Fountains of St. Peter'Square.

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